The report was funded by the European Commission and draws on two events hosted by The Hague Institute. On September 30, 2016, The Hague Institute and Europe House – the European Parliament Information Office and the Representation of the European Commission in The Netherlands  – organized an event to analyze the EU’s new Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy entitled Shared Vision, Common Action: A Stronger Europe (EUGS), and to outline the next steps in terms of its implementation in a number of selected areas. The two-part event, consisting of a closed expert meeting and a public panel discussion, brought together diplomats, academics, and civil society practitioners.

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